Momentum has announced a list of four candidates it is putting forward for the CLGA (Centre-left Grassroots Alliance) ‘slate’ for the three new NEC places for CLP representatives approved by the NEC and Labour’s annual conference last month.
The four prospective candidates, according to an email sent out by Momentum, are:
CLGA will finalise the slate over the next few days and may have its own candidates to add to the mix.
While no one doubts the candidates will make excellent CLP representatives on the NEC, there have been concerns among members of Momentum and Labour about the lack of transparency of the process. There was an open call for applications, which were open to all members, but calls have been raised for OMOV (one member one vote) selection within Momentum, CLPD and CLGA of their candidates for the slate, although this would obviously pose its own, primarily logistical problems.
A final ‘left slate’ should be announced within the next week.
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